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I tried to start the couch to 5k before Christmas. I bought running shoes but almost immediately I got heel pain that is still lurking and I limp a little after resting. I really don't want to give up running though so after a long January I will give it another go. I bought better shoes so hopefully heel pain won't be an issue. If anyone has some advise please let me know. I am just so determined to try and get fit and running is how I want to do it.

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  • Sounds like you could have plantar fasciitis, have had this myself in the past and although not related to running for me personally it is extremely painful and in my case took monhs to clear up.

    if you do some research to see if you should run with this condition, I suspect not- an exercise bike may be better for you.

    Good luck

  • I have this as well. You can buy the heel orthotics online or from shuropody. The staff in shuropody will size your feet etc and ensure you get the right stuff. I wear them daily now and have no pain. It's a good investment. I even wear it for running

  • Had a similar problem... my shoes were fine,but I realised, ( analysing the way I run) that I tend to land much harder on my heel generally, so, after some research, (Running sites and blogs etc) I bought, initially, Sorbothane Shock Stopper heel pads. ( Amazon).

    I found that they eased the problem straight away...

    Am breaking in new running shoes now and have bought the same heel pads.. they work for me.

    It is worth taking advice though as the other folk suggest maybe.. especially if the pain is severe?

  • Lots of good suggestions... consider too your running surface.

  • Thank you for all of your replies. I did go for a run on Tuesday and my heel was sore before I even got home. I ran on a track with a friend who says I am really encouraging her and now I've had to cancel and I've made a doctors appointment. Feel like I'm letting her and me down but new shoes have not made a difference and I need my heel not to be painful.

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